[Gtk-sharp-list] Re: [Mono-list] GTK-Wimp themes

Francisco T. Martinez martinf@mfconsulting.com
Fri, 14 Jan 2005 08:15:15 -0600

esqueleto@tusofona.com wrote:

>I don't know if the GTK+ solution is the best because the GTK forms in
>Window$ or Mac don't look like the same as in Linux.
>I never tested, but what a friend told me and it's what he using in other
>languages is the WX libraries.
>He said to me, that WX in windows use the API directly and the forms looks
>just like the same.
>I'd never testes but i believe in him.
>I don't have examples of integration of Mono with WX but if you try that
>please post.
>Paulo Aboim Pinto
>Odivelas - Portugal
>>I need to develop a cross-platform app using Mono.
>>By googling on ways to get a more sexy GTK for Windows, I found GTK-Wimp
>>that looks quite impressive. Unfortunately, I didn't find any tutorial
>>nor sample code to use it with GTK#.
>>Could someone please give me a link ?

If you use Gtk# from within the Mono 1.1.3 or 1.0.5 installers in a 
version of Windows that supports themes (Windows XP and 2003 do) you 
will get the Gtk# Wimp theme by default.

So what that means is that any Gtk# or Glade# application you create and 
run under the above conditions will already have the Wimp look and feel.

Furthermore, if you install the Gtk# Win32 Installer for the .NET 
Framework 1.1 SDK or its sister project the Gtk# Win32 Runtime installer 
for .NET Framework 1.1 Runtime, you will get the same features.

I also invite you guys to execute: gtkthemeselector.exe from your 
command line while in Windows XP or Windows 2003 equipped with the above 
installers to play around with other Gtk# themes like Metal. :)


Hope this helps clarify some questions.